Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, went after the politicians who rushed to blame President Donald Trump for the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend.
The nation has been rocked by the violence as the people watched it splashed across the TV’s sets of every home in the nation.
The people are for sure better than this and while Trump’s base is a diverse lot it is irresponsible for him to be blamed for everything that happens in America.
He is an easy target but this is a bit much don’t you think?
Three people were killed and 35 injured after protests by white supremacists and counter demonstrations went bad fast.
The young woman crushed by a car is a national tragedy but so are the other two deaths – cops flying to the scene to help with crowd control.
All senseless deaths and Graham is calling out politicians for rushing to blame Trump because he knows who is really behind the attacks and he has no problem saying so.
“Really, this boils down to evil in people’s hearts,” Graham said. “Satan is behind it all. He wants division, he wants unrest, he wants violence and hatred. He’s the enemy of peace and unity. I denounce bigotry and racism of every form, be it black, white or any other.”
Graham then called on the nation to come together and turn to God.
“We are stronger together, and our answers lie in turning to God,” Graham said, “Continue to pray for peace and for all those impacted by Saturday’s tragedies.”
Graham posted his call for sanity on facebook:
“Shame on the politicians who are trying to push blame on President Trump for what happened in #Charlottesville, VA. That’s absurd. What about the politicians such as the city council who voted to remove a memorial that had been in place since 1924, regardless of the possible repercussions? How about the city politicians who issued the permit for the lawful demonstration to defend the statue? And why didn’t the mayor or the governor see that a powder keg was about to explode and stop it before it got started? Instead they want to blame President Donald J. Trump for everything. Really, this boils down to evil in people’s hearts. Satan is behind it all.”